The mission of the Lake PTA is to encourage, empower and engage families, teachers and community members for the benefit of every student.  We do this through a number of fund-raising and educational activities throughout the year.  Our main fund-raisers are the sale of Butterbraids in the Fall and our Taco Bingo event in February.  All money raised goes directly back to the school to support Technology, Student Recognition, Classroom Resources, Staff Appreciation, and much more.

Ann, Jill, Martha and Andrea
General email: lakepta@gmail.com
Website: http://www.lakepta.org



General PTA Meeting

On January 29th we will have a PTA Meeting that all parents are welcomed to.  Mrs. Roeske will present on Top 20, the program students are learning to become the “best version of ourselves.”  We will have a brief business meeting followed by a tour of the school’s new addition!  Please join us from 7:00 - 8:00 PM in the Media Center.



Taco BINGO Fundraiser!

TACO BINGO NIGHT is coming up fast!  February 22nd (5:30 - 8:00 PM) is just around the corner, and we need your help to make our only community event a success. Please consider donating some of your time, talent, or treasures in one of the following ways:
· Contact local businesses.  Right now, this is our biggest need.  Local businesses have received a request for donations, we just need to follow up with them.  Making just 2-3 calls or asking at a business you frequent (a script is provided!) would be a great help.  You can sign up here.
· Donate.  We need items for the bingo prizes in addition to the raffle and silent auction.  Gift certificate you’ll never use?  Tickets to a game or concert?  We’ll take it!  Want to promote your business?  Send in product, a gift card, or some schwag! Business donations will get listed on our website and at the event as sponsors! Chips, candy bars, and $5-$10 gift cards...big or small, we’ll find a use for it!   Items can be sent with your student to school and dropped in the office, just be sure to indicate that they’re a donation for Taco Bingo.
· Volunteer.  We need help before and during the event.  Just an hour of your time will help – some of it can even be done at home!  Click here to help before the day of the event or here to help the day of the event.   
· Participate.  Our online auction will run from February 7th -21st, so look for information on how to participate.   And be sure to join us from 5:30-8:30 for a fun-filled evening!  Family members of all ages are welcome!




 

PTA Volunteer Opportunities. Join Us!!!

        
Volunteering for just a few hours a month can have a big impact at Lake Middle School!    All of the current PTA Board Members have 8th grade students this year, so we’re looking for people to take over our roles for next year.  On average, these roles require just a 3-5 hour per month commitment (it’s a lot less time than at the elementary level!).  Sharing the position would further reduce the time commitment.  Please consider sharing your time and talents.
Here are brief descriptions of the Executive Board responsibilities:
President/Co-President
  • Oversee (not run!) all programs of the PTA
  • Preside over all PTA meetings
  • Act as liaison between PTA and school staff
  • Coordinate membership drive
Vice President/Co-Vice Presidents
  • Oversee major fund-raising efforts (i.e. the Fall Fund-raiser)
  • Maintain a list of businesses who have been/may be solicited for donations
  • Be prepared to assume role of President until a replacement can be elected

Treasurer/Co-Treasurers
  • Responsible for counting and depositing all money collected at events.
  • Pay invoices and donations to LMS
  • Maintain a record of all income and disbursement in QuickBooks
Secretary/Co-Secretary
  • Record and distribute meeting minutes
  • Maintain a list of committee chairs
  • Keep PTA membership list current

Attendance at Executive Board Meetings and 3x/year general meetings is required.
In addition to the Board positions above, we are looking for volunteers/co-volunteers for the following chair positions THIS year:
Fall Fundraiser:  Help coordinate our Butterbraid sale.
Spiritwear: Work with the school to sell apparel items incorporating the theme of the year.  (Note: This position has work to do over the summer so items are ready for Back to School.)
Scholastic Book Fair: Coordinate two Book Fairs a year, decide how Scholastic Dollars will be used.

Staff Appreciation: Help coordinate meals on conference nights and various recognition activities during Staff Appreciation Week.

Taco Bingo Night Online Auction: Coordinate contacting businesses for donations and then facilitate getting them online for bidding.

Taco Bingo Night Raffle: Work with home base teachers to get family donations for raffle baskets.  Prepare baskets for raffle on event night.


Remember, you’re the Parent in the Parent Teacher Association so any and all help you can provide is valued!  If you are interested in joining the team, or would like more information, please contact me at annvancepta@gmail.com or 651-403-9269.


Ann Vance, President
Lake Middle School PTA